ABOUT

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“Smokin’ Mojos are brilliant! A really tight and professional band, they pack a punch with rock music that won’t let you sit still. Excellent quality.”

 

- Peter Rössig (booked Smokin' Mojos for their 50th) -

 

Smokin' Mojos are an exciting & energetic 4-piece Blues, Soul, Country, Rock band based in Kent, suitable for all your live music needs!

 

A hard working, hard rocking band formed in the autumn of 2010 following a chance meeting by the guitarist Bob Brook, with bass player John Lacey, and drummer Paul Rodgers. Within a month they had laid the foundations of Smokin’ Mojos, a band that brings blues, country, soul and rock music together, with the unique and individual flavours, spices and influences of the band members.

Over the following years, their musical style has continually evolved, with the dynamic and flavour of their music incorporating a variety of genres, including rock, blues, soul, country, funk, folk and popular music. In October 2016, Phil Townsend joined the Smokin’ Mojos family, having previously deputised for the band, taking his seat in the engine room. Phil brought with him an extensive 35 years of playing experience, adding a whole new exciting dimension to the Smokin’ Mojos sound. In the summer of 2019, the three became four, as guitarist John Card and bassist Nigel Wallace became part of the new professional Smokin’ Mojos family unit.

With their sets chosen, and designed to please, a large range of listening desires, they regularly cover a large range of songs from the early 20th century, through to 

Meet the band...

the modern day. They are even known to include the occasional Smokin’ Mojos original, ensuring that they have an array of songs to suit each and every occasion!

Based in the mid-Kent area, the band plays all over the Kent and East Sussex counties, and are able to travel further afield at cost. They are also fully equipped with their own PA system, which is suitable for small and medium venues.

So, if you’re looking to book some live music with a blues, soul, country & rock n’ roll feel for your event, be it a private or corporate party, pub, festival, charity event, wedding, or anything in between, then Smokin’ Mojos are the band that you’ve been looking for!

Equipment:

Fender, Martin, Epiphone & Bob Brook guitars.

Vox amplification.

Ibanez, Jim Dunlop, MXR, TC Electronic & TC Helicon pedals.

Pedaltrain pedalboards & Cioks power supplies.

Jim Dunlop picks.

Elixir Optiweb 9-46 (electric) & Martin M530 10-47 (acoustic) guitar strings.

Whirlwind guitar cables & Xvive wireless system.

G7th & Kyser capos.

Lee Oskar harmonicas.

Favourite artists:

Aerosmith, Alice In Chains, A Thousand Horses, Audioslave, Aynsley Lister, The Beatles, Black Crowes, Blind Faith, Bob Dylan, Bon Jovi, Brad Paisley, Bruce Springsteen, Buddy Guy, Cream, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Dire Straits, Dixie Chicks, Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Eric Church, Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac, Garth Brooks, Guns N’ Roses, Herbie Hancock, Janis Joplin, Jason Becker, Jeff Buckley, Jimi Hendrix, John Mayall, Johnny Cash, Jonny Lang, Keith Urban, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Kid Rock, Kip Moore, Kiss, Little Big Town, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mr. Big, Nirvana, Old Crow Medicine Show, Oli Brown, Peter Green, Prince, Queen, Robert Cray, Rolling Stones, Rory Gallagher, Soundgarden, Steve Winwood, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Tim McGraw, Walter Trout, Waylon Jennings, and so much more!

Favourite songs:

“Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd & “Sweet Emotion” by Aerosmith

"Cowboy" Bob Brook  (Guitar/Vocals/Harmonica)

Equipment:

Mapex Armory Rock kit.

Mapex Snares.

Mapex Armory Hardware.

Gibraltar curved rack system.

Meinl Classics Custom Dark cymbals.

Evans heads.

Roto toms.

Meinl bar chimes.

Tama drum throne with back rest.

Vic Firth, Promark, Shira Akashi, Firegrain & No Bull Rim Shot (7A's) sticks.

Favourite artists:

AC/DC, Blink 182, Bon Jovi, Boston, Bowling For Soup, Dream Theatre, The Eagles, Fall Out Boy, Fleetwood Mac, Foo Fighters, Gun, Helloween, Hollywood Vampires, Iron Maiden, Jeff Healey, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Marillion, Metallica, Muse, Nickelback, Saxon, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Thunder, Van Halen, Whitesnake, ZZ Top, to name but a few!

Favourite songs:

“Doctor Doctor” by UFO & “Nothing Else Matters” by Metallica.

 

Phil "The Beat" Townsend (Drums/Vocals)

Equipment:

Gibson, Fender and Atkin guitars.

Marshall & Blackstar amplification.

Analogman, Strymon, TC Electronic, MXR, Fulltone & Electro Harmonix pedals.

Pedaltrain boards & Voodoo Lab power supplies.

D’addario NYXL 10-52 strings.

Jim Dunlop picks.

Favourite artists:

AC/DC, BlackBerry Smoke, The Black Crowes, Cream, Chris Cornell, Chris Stapleton, The Cult, Dire Straits, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Foo Fighters, Guns N’ Roses, Hendrix, John Mayer, Joey Landreth, Jason Isbell, Led Zeppelin, The Magpie Salute, Metallica, Nirvana, Pink Floyd, Pearl Jam, Queens of the Stone Age, Queen, Rival Sons, The Rolling Stones, SRV, Thunder, U2, Velvet Revolver, The Winery Dogs, Wishbone Ash, ZZ top, among a long line of many!

 

Favourite song:

“Ten Years Gone” by Led Zeppelin

John "Blue Steel" Card (Guitar/Vocals)

Equipment:

Fender & Warwick Bass guitars.

Cole Clark, Ovation & Fender guitars.

Markbass & AER Alpher amplification.

Various Boss pedals.

Various capos.

Ruach cajón & stomp box.

Three inflatable guitars for the crowd!

Favourite artists:

Sting, Beatles, Eagles, Led Zeppelin, Bill Joel, James Taylor, Cream, Counting Crows, David Bowie, Yes, Fleetwood Mac, Diana Krall, Genesis, Glen Phillips, John Mayer, Nils Lofgren, Paul Weller, Family, Rolling Stones, Show of Hands, Sia, Steely Dan, Train, Turin Brakes, Van Morrison, Jools Holland, Beth Hart, and the list goes on!

 

Favourite song:

Seven Days” by Sting, “Roundabout” by Yes and “Scenes From An Italian Restaurant” by Billy Joel.

Nigel "Air-Miles" Wallace (Bass/Guitar/Vocals)

Smokin' Alumni

Paul "Tubthumper" Rodgers

(Drums)

John "Delipps" Lacey

(Bass/Vocals))

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